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In the living room we provide tourist guides and maps. The TV is equipped with Netflix and Hulu, in addition to the over the air channels.This is the setup of the living room with the full sized futon bed. There is a room divider for additional privacy. The bed can comfortably sleep two people.
Stay with a Super Host! Perfect for Up to 4 Guests
Stay with a Super Host! Perfect for Up to 4 Guests
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

The apartment is on the 1st floor of my home. I live in the duplex unit above where you will stay. The house is in an Afro-Carribbean working-class neighborhood and is conveniently located. The subway station is 5 minutes away. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to get to Manhattan, and 45 minutes to get to Times Square.

Everyone is welcome to stay with me regardless of sex, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING LISTING. Read my listing thoroughly before booking.

The space

The apartment is located on the ground floor of a two-family home and has a separate entrance. The apartment is equipped with high speed internet, and there is over the air TV. We provide an Apple TV with Netflix and Hulu. There is a portable washing machine, if you would like to use it, please let me give you a tutorial. We provide guests with breakfast food including cereal, oatmeal, and coffee. We also provide guests with an assortment of snacks and bottled water.

The queen sized bed within the bedroom comfortably sleeps two people. There is a full sized futon bed in the living room, which can sleep an additional two people comfortably. We also have a pack n play crib for families with young children. The couch is comfortable enough to sleep an additional person.

Guest access

The place is yours to enjoy, you are free to come and go as you please. You are welcome to have people come visit, but no overnight visitors are allowed without prior approval. If you end up up having unbooked guests staying with you, your reservation will be modified or cancelled.

Interaction with guests

When possible, we give guests a quick walkthrough of the unit, share house rules to keep an eye on, and share tips on the neighborhood. Beyond that, I'm always available to answer any questions you may have.

Other things to note

**This listing is for NON-SMOKERS!!** If you or anyone in your party smokes, do not book my listing. If someone is caught smoking I will give you the option of cancelling your booking or paying a $200 penalty.

We have a Roomba that runs at 1pm, in our unit, and takes roughly an hour to complete cleaning. Please, let me know if this becomes a problem for you and I can adjust the timer per your schedule.

We live in the duplex above where you will stay and we have 3 cats and a young son. Our son usually wakes up around 7am and goes to bed at 8:30pm. During weekdays he is in school from 7:30am till he returns at roughly 6pm. I'm mentioning this because we have had a few guests mention that the wood floors are loud. If you are guests who are planning on lounging around rather than going out for the day, then this may not be the listing for you. We do provide white noise machines to help with any noise pollution. There is also a fan, space heater, and air conditioner to help provide additional white noise. If you are a light sleeper and need additional help sleeping, we also provide ear plugs. New York City can be rather loud due to the noise of transportation, sirens/alarms, and dogs barking, so it may take a while to get used to.

Amenities
Family/kid friendly
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Breakfast
Prices
Extra people $22 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $150 NZD
Security Deposit $299 NZD
Weekly Discount: 13%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch, 1 crib
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

** GENERAL RULES **

1. Be courteous and communicative
2. Clean up after yourself.
3. Be green and conserve energy (do not leave fans/air conditioners or lights on all day)
4. No overnight guests (people not included on the reservation)
5. No smoking. This is a non-smoking listing. This means, that if you smoke do not book my place, not that you can smoke outside as an option.
6. No illicit drugs

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - This is a city environment, so there is some noise pollution. To help guests sleep better I provide a white noise machine and ear plugs.
Pet(s) live on property - We have 3 house cats that live in our unit above the apartment.
No parking on property - There is street parking with alternate side street parking rules.
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Availability
1 night minimum stay

66 Reviews

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Felicia User Profile
November 2017
Amazing space! OD goes above and beyond to ensure your stay exceeds your expectations. The neighborhood isn't the most exciting location but it is really conveniently located near the C train and a bus right outside. Stores and delis nearby as well. Great amenities and the cleanliness was great. Would definitely stay again in a heartbeat!
O.D. User Profile
Response from O.D.:
It was a pleasure hosting you! Please, keep us in mind for any future stay in NYC.
November 2017

Catalina User Profile
October 2017
The apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood, near Utica subway station. The place is exactly as is shown in pictures. The hostage provide food to prepare breakfast, so that was really nice. I would pay attention specially at rules of the house. I have to confess that they stressed me a little, but the most of them were reasonable. I totally recommend this place!
O.D. User Profile
Response from O.D.:
Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure hosting you. I post the rules just so they are clear to guests. It may be difficult to follow the house rules digitally.
October 2017

Kate User Profile
August 2017
O.D.'s place is very clean and welcoming, with lots of attention to detail. I was glad he greeted us personally, as it was our first time to Brooklyn and the city is a little overwhelming compared to the slower pace of our home town of Portland, Oregon. There is a great new coffee shop down the street (corner of Dean St. and Utica Ave.) and I'm glad he mentioned it, as we had both good coffee (big Portland "thing") and breakfast there.
O.D. User Profile
Response from O.D.:
Kate it was a pleasure hosting. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcome back!
August 2017

Dj User Profile
August 2017
Amazing! O.D. thought of everything! The home was fully stocked and even had fresh towels which we forgot to pack. I definitely would recommend!

Sol User Profile
July 2017
O.D. is a wonderful host and the apartment is exactly as he describes it! Its three blocks away from subway A, that will take right from JFK, and straight to Manhattan. He leaves the apartment fullfilled with everything that you'll need for your arrival and stay. We'll definitely stay at O.D.'s place again if We go back to NY. Thank you again for having us!
O.D. User Profile
Response from O.D.:
Thank you for your generous review. It was a pleasure hosting you!
July 2017

Zini User Profile
April 2017
OD is an awesome host, communicative, helpful and pleasant. We truly appreciated the fully stocked kitchen and the basic food (bagels, cream cheese, eggs, butter, milk, cereals, tea, coffee and even WINE) - this was our best Airbnb experience giving us great ideas for our own airbnb back home. Really appreciated the coffee machine and the microwave oven, felt like a home away from home, it was always great getting back after a long day or night out. OD and his family live in the apartment above so as with most older houses you do hear lots of movement but we did not mind this as often it coincided with when we needed to be up anyway. Since our stay was longish (8 days) it was really great to be able to do laundry while we were there.... OD assisted in setting the washer up - a portable, easy to use system. The neighborhood is safe and the location close to the subway (5 - 8 min) a great plus. I would highly recommend a stay with OD - especially for longer term stays
O.D. User Profile
Response from O.D.:
Thank you for your generous review! It is very much appreciated.
April 2017

Zukhra User Profile
April 2017
O.D.'s place is just as described! It was very clean and well-furnished. There was everything: food, dishes, First-aid kit, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush,super soft bed, take out menus, guide books for New York, cable TV and many other different helpful stuff for a tourists. The subway is approximately 8-10 min walk from the apartment. The Host was very kind and welcoming. Thanks again for hosting us! Definitely recommend others to stay there!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in July 2014
O.D. User Profile

I am a user experience manager for Viacom. My son, my wife, and I live in the duplex unit above the apartment. We look forward to making your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Anytime you have questions or need help, we will always make ourselves available.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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